The Lovebirddesign featured in this jewelry collection was created by Tlingit Artist Israel Shotridge and is very popular in Tlingit culture. This design represents the traditional union of two opposite moieties or clan members becoming one, such as an Eagle choosing to marry a Raven.
Each Lovebird jewelry piece is a collaboration by Sue & Israel Shotridge. The Lovebird design created by Israel is die struck by a highly skilled jewelry manufacturer exclusively for The Shotridge Collection. Sue Shotridge works the sterling silver and Alchemia gold Lovebird elements into a variety of different jewelry styles and options utilizing abalone/paua shell beads, black onyx and trade beads along with silver findings.
This sterling silver collection is created as a limited edition. Alchemia gold is an alloy that is lead free, Nickel free and hypoallergenic. A baked lacquer finish is accomplished to protect the metal from turning or tarnishing which looks similar to 18ky, however at a fraction of the cost, a wonderful alternative that is affordable and fashionable.